Tag Archives: Classical music

Birthday Poem 2017

A day without birds salvaged in the last hours by the alpenglow of birthday candles on the kids’ faces and the Eroica playing its tricks – after all these years it still catches me off guard with every listen  Then … Continue reading

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Birthday Poem 2016

Birthday Poem, 2016 Let’s begin the day listening to Brahms in a Missoula hotel room then the drive along the spring roiling of the Flathead River with tongues of fog lolling up from mouths of fir trees to taste the … Continue reading

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Amadeus

Amadeus by Peter Shaffer Pit and Balcony Community Theatre, 2008 Directed and designed by Marc Beaudin “Beaudin’s musical score set is gorgeous and his direction outstanding in keeping show flowing without any of the scene changes stopping the action. There … Continue reading

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Liner Notes for "Best of British: A Tribute Concert in Memory of Patrick Flynn

I was recently invited to write a short remembrance of Patrick Flynn, late conductor of the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, for the liner notes of the CD of their recent concert including music by Coates, Vaughn Williams, Walton, Holst and … Continue reading

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The History & Appreciation of Classical Music

First there was Bach. Then came Mozart. And later, there was Beethoven. And a bunch of other guys were thrown in among them. Brahms and Paganini, most notably. In all of western music, only jazz comes anywhere close to classical’s … Continue reading

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